Consultation on the Admissions Policy for September 2019

In accordance with the statutory requirements set out in the School Admissions Code, we are required to undertake a six week consultation on any proposed changes to our admissions policy.

I have outlined below the proposed changes together with a brief summary.

  • Inclusion of St Christophers Academy – St Christophers Academy joined Bedfordshire Schools Trust on 1st September 2017.
  • Etonbury Academy removed as a named feeder school to Samuel Whitbread Academy – Etonbury Academy now has the facility to retain pupils into years 9, 10 and 11.
  • Samuel Whitbread Academy pupil admission number (PAN) reduced to 400 – due to the successful expansion of Etonbury Academy the intake for Samuel Whitbread Academy has reduced.
  • Criterion order – to prioritise siblings and encourage recruitment of quality staff the order of the criteria for each academy has been adjusted.

The consultation will remain open until Thursday 21st December 2017. Should you wish to comment on the above, please email

Consultation letter
BEST proposed Admissions Policy SEPT 2019